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GUEST,Sidewinder. BS: Who do consider to be a genius? (137* d) RE: BS: Who do consider to be a genius? 23 Jun 05

As the voices from a distant past emerge we are told that several parties were interested in both The Beatles and Presley. However, The Beatles in their innocence chose a man they believed to be genuine and committed to their collective cause; "where are we going? To the top Johnny!". Elvis didn't choose anyone to be his manager he was coaxed into it by the people around him who the Colonel manipulated into convincing Elvis it was the best thing for him.Hank Williams manager (Oscar Davis) expressed a keen interest in becoming Elvis' manager before Parker had even heard of Elvis.Allan Williams was The Beatles manager,on and off,for around a couple of years before Brian put his case forward.Talent like this does not go unnoticed for long,and both artists were in ascendency when they were picked up.I would add that both artists were talented, both became amazingly famous,and in very diffent ways had a level of genius involved in their approach to music.It is amazing that neither could read or write music in notation form yet produced music that transcends the pop idiom in which it was formulated and have gone on to even greater success after their respective demises.Genius has to be recognised before it is relevant and this can take on many forms of validation of which this is "maybe" a couple.



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